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Federal Government Resources

  • Census Quick FactsQuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.
  • Catalog of U.S. Government Publications: Lists and describes federal publications (primarily 1976- ) and provides direct links to those that are available online. Search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general keyword.
  • Google: Add (site colon dot gov) to your keywords to limit searching to government websites. You can also limit searches to a specific department's or agency's website, such as (site colon dhs dot gov) to find only results from the Department of Homeland Security.
  • GOVINFO: A service of GPO to provide free public access to the full text of official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.
  • The official web portal of the United States federal government to help find and understand government benefits, programs, and information. A Spanish-language web portal is available at USAGov en Español.



  • CQ Weekly - Covers virtually every act of Congress, delivering nonpartisan news and analysis.
  • CQ Almanac - Offers original narrative accounts of every major piece of legislation that lawmakers considered during a congressional session.
  • CQ Researcher - Editorial Reports published weekly in print and online 44 times a year by CQ Press,

Public Laws, Bills, Congressional Hearings, Legislative Histories, CRS Reports